Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook
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Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook

The 2018 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online and in print. The American Quarter Horse Association - November 6, 2017 The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online in PDF format and in print. AQHA members can download the rulebook or request a printed copy at  www.aqha.com/rulebook . The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of shows, amateur and youth division rules and regulations, and the constitution of AQHYA. The rulebook also answers all your questions regarding AQHA rules, show patterns, horse markings, equipment guidelines and
Amateur November Meeting Notice
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Amateur November Meeting Notice

When: Nov 4th Where: Cris and Andrea Martins farm, see Cris privately for address. Time: 10am ET Working meeting, we will clean out the equipment trailer then have our meeting. Bring any extra towels or brushes as we need to clean off the dirt and sand from our trail poles.
OAQHA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
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OAQHA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association (OAQHA) flipped pancakes for a cause Saturday morning. The group raised $1000 during its annual All American Quarter Horse Congress Pancake Fundraiser in the Voinovich Building. More than 430 people participated in the fundraiser by dining in, carrying out or having breakfast delivered by OAQHA members preparing the all you can eat breakfast. Ohio Quarter Horse Association Executive Director Dr. Scott Myers, President Chris Darnell and Tri-Chairman Elizabeth Gorski all made guest appearances throughout the morning. OAQHA President Justin Billings flipped pancakes for guests and cleared tables while answering questions about showing AQHA. From the money
Attention Teachers & Tutors
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Attention Teachers & Tutors

OQHF is seeking your help! We are looking for 4-5 teachers/tutors who will be willing to be available to donate 4-5 hours of their time to tutor youth during the All American Quarter Horse Congress. To show our appreciations we may have a small gift for your generous donation. TEXT: Shari Tordoff | 614-571-3872  
OQHA Fall News
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OQHA Fall News

Congress is coming... Entry deadlines have passed and each September day inches closer to the first day of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Entries are being processed and the Ohio Expo Center is preparing to welcome more than 650,000 people from around the world as they watch exhibitors compete for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion. It may be hard to top last year’s Golden Anniversary celebration, but the Ohio Quarter Horse Association will surely try as they introduce new classes and events this year including the addition of two days to the beginning of the show. For 51 years OQHA has made it a priority to combine the world’s top tier single-breed horse show with educational and
Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show
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Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show

Last week, several Ohio exhibitors made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) World Championship Show and returned home as champions.  For a few Ohio youth the show continued a winning streak from the AQHYA Ford World Youth Show the week prior.  Below are a listing of all Ohio finalists who placed out of 6700 entries during the 12th annual show.  NSBA 4550 Green Working Hunter 5 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Inescapable  14 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Shock N Yall AQHA 150004 L1 Working Hunter - 1st Yr (Level 1) 4th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse – Traded Coats NSBA 5104 Youth Working Hunter 1 st place: Abigail
AQHA Incentive Fund to Cease Stallion, Foal Nominations
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AQHA Incentive Fund to Cease Stallion, Foal Nominations

The incentive program will see its last payouts in the next few years. The American Quarter Horse Association, August 3, 2017  As a means to conclude the program, the  American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund  will not accept foal nominations past 2018 and, effective immediately, will no longer accept stallion nominations.  “The AQHA Incentive Fund was a landmark program for the equine industry, having paid out more than $80 million in its lifetime,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “The fund was so successful that it became a model for many others. However, multiple factors in the past decade contributed to the Incentive Fund’s decline.” Ultimately, a lack of participation led the AQHA Executive
Amateur news summer update
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Amateur news summer update

Ohio Amateurs Make Their Mark at AQHA More OAQHA directors attended this year’s convention in San Antonio than any other in years past. They represented the interests of Ohio Quarter Horse Amateur members throughout the four-day event by sharing their concerns at committee meetings, attending industry workshops and participating in the general membership meeting itself. At that meeting, each member voted on some hot button issues including the addition of 13 & Under core classes at the Youth World which passed by overwhelming support. After the convention, our Amateurs took their commitment to the industry even further by applying to join AQHA committees themselves. We are proud to report that OAQHA
Congress Special Event Tickets On Sale Now
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Congress Special Event Tickets On Sale Now

Event coordinators for the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC) have revealed special event tickets are now available to purchase for the bull riding, cutting, freestyle reining and masters events. While the majority of classes at the AAQHC do not require separate admission for spectators during the month-long event, the following special events will require individual tickets: The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Mercuria World Series of Cutting and Bridleless Cutting will be Sunday, October 8 at 6 p.m. where horses will herd cattle away from a herd and work it from one side of the arena to the other. PBR Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Division will be Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. where
OMIQHA Summer Sunsation
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OMIQHA Summer Sunsation

By Samantha Armbruster The OMIQHA shows have something to offer for everyone. From weekend warriors hauling for national titles to those simply looking to expand into the realm of the Quarter Horse circuit, OMI is a great place for all. Over the past weekend June 24 - 25, three judges provided three sets of points as the show was approved for a total of five associations. Some of the show’s highlights included a pizza party, morning breakfasts, silent auction, random prizes and a Saturday night taco fiesta. Another huge draw to the event was the $2,000 payout for pleasure driving classes thanks to the show’s generous sponsors. With all of these fun activities included in the show itself, it is obvious that the OMIQHA